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2014-02-09 21:41:33
Avicenna.
Breslau, (Georgs Baumanns Wwe. f.) Peter Kirstenius, 1609 (Chronogramm).. (28), 132 SS. Mit gest. Titel. Mod. Halbpergamentband. Folio (196 x 309 mm).. Einzige Ausgabe. - Auswahl aus dem zweiten Buch des Qanun at-Tibb (Kanons der Medizin) des persischen Universalgelehrten Avicenna (Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdullah ibn Sina; um 980-1037) im arabischen Originaltext mit paralleler lateinischer Übersetzung durch den schwedischen Arzt und Orientalisten Petrus Kirstenius (1577-1640). Finanziert vom Übersetzer selbst, der in der Breslauer Druckerei von Magdalena Baumann, der Witwe Georg Baumanns, diesen Druck und andere arabische Werke herstellen ließ und auch das dafür erforderliche Typenmaterial zur Verfügung stellte (Reske 130). - Erstes weißes Bl. verso mit bibliographischen Notizen, gebräunt. Von größter Seltenheit. - Schnurrer 394. STC H 1918 (s. v. Husain). ADB XVI, 35. Hirsch/Hübotter III, 533. Graesse I, 263.
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2014-02-08 16:14:18
Schenck von Grafenberg, Johannes:
Frankfurt, Johann Spiess, 1609.. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 517 (recte 511) S. Dunkelgrün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit.. Waller 18999. - Hirsch V, 216. - Wellcome I, 5831. - VD17 12:161779L. - Nicht bei Krivatsy. - Von Garrison-M. nicht erwähnte frühe Medizinbibliographie. Garrison erwähnt vier frühere bibliographische Sammlungen. Die Verfasser alphabetisch noch nach ihrem Vornamen klassiert. Der erste Bogen mit der Vorrede und der Widmung verbunden. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Hinterdeckel im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten.
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2014-02-08 12:37:55
VEGA, Inca Garcilaso de la
Lisboa, Pedro Craesbeeck, (al fin 1608) 1609 - 10 h. inc. port. y hoja de erratas, 264 fol. Pergamino de época. Primera edición, rara y estimada, de una de las obras más importantes para la historia del Perú, y sin duda la gran obra maestra del Inca Garcilaso, donde ofrece una visión completa de la historia, cultura y costumbres de los Incas y otros pueblos del antiguo Perú, y que sería prohibido por la Corona española en todas sus colonias de América, al considerarla sediciosa y peligrosa para sus intereses, pues alentaba el recuerdo de los incas. El autor, en el proemio de su obra, dice así: “Aunque ha habido españoles curiosos que han escrito las repúblicas del Nuevo Mundo, como la de México y la del Perú y las de otros reinos de aquella gentilidad, no ha sido con la relación entera que de ellos se pudiera dar, que lo he notado particularmente en las cosas que del Perú he visto escritas, de las cuales, como natural de la ciudad del Cuzco, que fue otra Roma en aquel Imperio, tengo más larga y clara noticia que la que hasta ahora los escritores han dado. Verdad es que tocan muchas cosas de las muy grandes que aquella república tuvo, pero escríbenlas tan cortamente que aun las muy notorias para mí (de la manera que las dicen) las entiendo mal. Por lo cual, forzado del amor natural de la patria, me ofrecí al trabajo de escribir estos Comentarios, donde clara y distintamente se verán las cosas que en aquella república había antes de los españoles, así en los ritos de su vana religión como en el gobierno que en paz y en guerra sus Reyes tuvieron, y todo lo demás que de aq … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón
2014-02-08 12:32:51
Thou, Jacques-Auguste de:
Offenbach, Neben und Frankfurt, Kopf, 1609 - 1610.. 2 Tle. und Anhang in 1 Band. Mit Kupfertitel. 5 Bll., 1164 S., 32 Bll.; Tit., 1 Bl., 242 S., 14 Bll. 1 w. Bl.; 210 S., 10 Bll. 1 w. Bl. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 36 x 29 cm.. VD17 23:230992U; STC T 420; Benzing, Die erste Druckerei zu Offenbach am Main, in GJB 1954, 228, 1; Reske 754; Dünnhaupt 16. - Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, insgesamt die dritte; Tl. 1 ist zugleich das erste in Offenbach ("Offenbachi Ysemburgicorum") gedruckte Buch. - Bedeutendes Quellenwerk, reicht von 1502-1585. "Wegen des Vorwurfs, sie sei zu wenig katholisch, wurde seine Geschichte sogar am 14. 11. 1609 auf den Index gesetzt (sie blieb indiziert bis zum Jahre 1900) ... für die spätere Geschichtsforschung gerade wegen ihrer Integrität und Unvoreingenommenheit eine wichtige Quelle" (Kindler XVI, 555). - Kupfertitel mit Besitzvermerk "Fridericus Casimirus Comes in Orffenburg" (1591-1658, ab 1627 Reichsgraf von Ortenburg und bis heute bekannt sowohl als Künstler wie als Kunstvernichter - als strenggläubiger Calvinist ließ Friedrich Casimir die Gottesdarstellungen aus dem ersten Band der sog. Ortenburger Bibel ausradieren). - Einband fleckig, Rücken mit Bruchstelle. Die Deckel unten restauriert. Mit Anstreichungen und Vermerken von alter Hand. Tls. gering fleckig, unterer Rand stellenweise wasserrandig.
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2014-02-08 01:52:19
Mercator Gerhard, 1512-1594
Persici vel sophorum, ,1609. Persici vel sophorum,map,Mercator,a. 1609,contemporary fine colo Coppermap, edited by Mercator Hondius, french edition anno 1609, fine contemporary coloured map, size of the map: 35 x 50 cm., Printed on thick paper, wide margins, little brownish, Reference: Koeman Me 19 Nr. 132..
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2014-02-07 14:35:04
(LE PETIT, Jean François).
[London]: Printed by G. Eld, 1609. . First English edition, 8vo, (viii), 303, (1) pp. Engraved title page, loss to top border laid down, just affecting the image, corners of final leaf also laid down. Recent mottled half calf, marbled sides. STC 15485. The engraved title is the variant with "discription".
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop
2014-02-07 14:35:04
LE PETIT, Jean François)
[London]: Printed by G. Eld, 1609.. First English edition, 8vo, (viii), 303, (1) pp. Engraved title page, loss to top border laid down, just affecting the image, corners of final leaf also laid down. Recent mottled half calf, marbled sides. STC 15485. The engraved title is the variant with "discription"
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]
2013-12-09 15:06:22
Thou, Jacques-Auguste de:
Offenbach, Neben und Frankfurt, Kopf, 1609 - 1610.. 2 Tle. und Anhang in 1 Band. Mit Kupfertitel. 5 Bll., 1164 S., 32 Bll.; Tit., 1 Bl., 242 S., 14 Bll. 1 w. Bl.; 210 S., 10 Bll. 1 w. Bl. Prgt. d. Zt. Folio. 36 x 29 cm. VD17 23:230992U; STC T 420; Benzing, Die erste Druckerei zu Offenbach am Main, in GJB 1954, 228, 1; Reske 754; Dünnhaupt 16. - Erste in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe, insgesamt die dritte; Tl. 1 ist zugleich das erste in Offenbach ("Offenbachi Ysemburgicorum") gedruckte Buch. - Bedeutendes Quellenwerk, reicht von 1502-1585. "Wegen des Vorwurfs, sie sei zu wenig katholisch, wurde seine Geschichte sogar am 14. 11. 1609 auf den Index gesetzt (sie blieb indiziert bis zum Jahre 1900) ... für die spätere Geschichtsforschung gerade wegen ihrer Integrität und Unvoreingenommenheit eine wichtige Quelle" (Kindler XVI, 555). - Kupfertitel mit Besitzvermerk "Fridericus Casimirus Comes in Orffenburg" (1591-1658, ab 1627 Reichsgraf von Ortenburg und bis heute bekannt sowohl als Künstler wie als Kunstvernichter - als strenggläubiger Calvinist ließ Friedrich Casimir die Gottesdarstellungen aus dem ersten Band der sog. Ortenburger Bibel ausradieren). - Einband fleckig, Rücken mit Bruchstelle. Die Deckel unten restauriert. Mit Anstreichungen und Vermerken von alter Hand. Tls. gering fleckig, unterer Rand stellenweise wasserrandig.
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2013-12-08 07:18:40
ARGENSOLA, Bartolomé Leonardo de
Madrid, Alonso Martín 1609 - 6 h. inc. frontis alegórico grabado al cobre, 411 p. (por error en la numeración dice 407). Holandesa del siglo XIX, lomo con hilos dorados. Primera edición de la obra más importante sobre las islas Molucas y Filipinas, de gran interés para la historia de la navegación de los españoles y portugueses en la India. El fantástico frontis, grabado por Perret, representa las islas en forma de una indígena sentada sobre un cocodrilo, sosteniendo el cuerno de la abundancia del que fluyen plantas de especias en medio de un paisaje de árboles exóticos, mientras alza la mirada en señal de gratitud hacia el escudo de Felipe II. "An essential work for the history of Spanish and Portuguese exploration the East Indies" - Hill II. 475. Frontis reforzado, algo corto al pie, algunas pequeñas manchas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón
2013-11-08 14:17:25
SANSOVINO, Francesco
Venezia, Presso Altobello Salicato, 1609. 1609 Seconda edizione. In 4°, c.nn. 6, numerate 401(1, col registro). Vignetta xilografica al frontespizio (con leggere macchie). Per il resto, ottimo esemplare. Opera fondamentale di argomento araldico. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli. Nervature e impressioni in oro al dorso.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marisa Meroni
2013-10-01 21:54:01
Dyer, Sir James
1609. An Untrimmed Interleaved Copy of Dyer's Abridged Reports Annotated Throughout in Contemporary Hand Dyer, Sir James [1510-1582]. Un Abridgement de Touts les Cases, Reportes per Mounsieur Iasques Dyer. Ore Novelment Imprimee. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. 99, [1] ff., interleaves, 23 blank leaves at rear of text. Octavo (5-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary vellum with fold-over flap and later (?) cloth tie, alter repair to head of spine. Light shelfwear and soiling, some edgewear to bottom edge of rear board, hinges cracked. Very light toning to text, annotations throughout text and interleaves in neat contemporary hand, owner signature , "Tho. Peachell/ 1685," to front pastedown, "George Curo, his book, Ended March 25th 1643/ Sit gloria Deo" to foot of fol. 99. An appealing copy with wide untrimmed margins. * Second dated edition, preceded by the 1602 edition and two undated editions (London; c. 1590? and c. 1595?). Dyer's Reports, which contains cases heard in the Courts of Common Pleas, King's Bench, Exchequer and Chancery from 1513 to 1582, was originally issued in 1585. One of the first publications of its kind, it was also the first to be referred to regularly as "Reports." A work of great authority (second only to that of the Year Books), it went through several editions and abridgments in Law-French and English. Our copy is particularly interesting for its extensive notes by a contemporary owner (probably by Curo) who had the sheets bound with interleaves. These are filled with case and text citations, glosses and analytical comments. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-09-15 06:50:09
Pulton, Ferdinand (Ferdinando)
1609. Pulton, Ferdinand[o] [1536-1618]. De Pace Regis et Regni. Viz. A Treatise Declaring Which be the Great and Generall Offences of the Realme, And the Chiefe Impediments of the Peace of the King and the Kingdome, As Menaces, Assaults, Batteries, Treasons, Homicides, And Felonies, Ryots, Routs, Unlawfull Assemblies, Forcible Entries, Forgeries, Perjuries, Maintenance, Deceit, Extortion, Oppression: And How Many and What Sorts of Them There Be, And by Whome, And What Means the Sayd Offences, And the Offendors Therein are to bee Restrained, Repressed, Or Punished. Which Being Reformed or Duly Checked, Florebit Pax Regis & Regni. Collected Out of the Reports of the Common Lawes of This Realme, And of the Statutes in Force, And Out of the Painfull Workes of the Reverend Iudges, Sir Anthonie Fitzharbert, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir William Stanford, Sir Iames Dyer, Sir Edward Coke, Knights, And Other Learned Writers of Our Lawes. London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. [vi], 258, [22] ff. Folio (11" x 7-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, re-cornered, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, minor nicks and scuffing to boards, some edgewear to preliminaries, light soiling to title page. Attractive woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and decorated initials. Light toning to text, early signatures to foot of title page, some leaves have early check marks and brief annotations (mostly case citations). Ex-library. Small recent embossed stamp to foot of title page. A handsome copy. * First edi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-11 19:12:55
Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590-1621)
Florence: 20 November, 1609. Very Good/The favorite projects of the Spanish monarch Philip II (reigned 1556-1598) included purging Spain of crypto-Jews, subjugating the indigenous people in conquered lands, and building the Escorial palace. Conventional wisdom holds that these projects were funded with New World gold, but in fact a great deal of the money was borrowed. Among Philip's sources was the Monte di Pieta', a 150-year-old lending institution that the Grand Dukes of Tuscany used to manipulate to accomplish foreign policy objectives. Francesco De Medici awarded himself a massive loan through the Monte di Pieta' that he lent in turn to the Spanish monarch. Philip II was indifferent to his debts and to their carrying charges, and by 1609 Spain owed Florence over a million scudi. By that time, Florence had sent a permanent envoy to Madrid, Raffaello Romena, to discuss the matter of repayment. In the exchange offered here, on 23 October 1609, a treasurer ("depostario") of the Grand Duke reports on Romena's failed attempts to arrange a payment on the debt, and on his plans to extract a cash reimbursement involving agents in Sicily. The Grand Duke responds in a note appended to the same page, dated 3 November 1609, "Maintain the order given to Romena to convert to cash everything that can be collected for the oaths touching the Monte di Pieta, and the same for the credit that we have with Santa Marta Cattolica, and also let's approve the order that was given to the Santoni and Federighi in Sicily to provide the 100,000 scudi in cash [cotanti], and for t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-06 13:19:59
Pitigiani, Francesco, d'Arezzo
1609. [Pitigiani, Francesco, d'Arezzo (1553-1616)]. Practica Criminalis Canonica: Seu Brevis Methodus Criminaliter Procedendi Inter Regulares: Cum Formula Procedendi. Perugia: Apud Augustos, 1609. 456 pp. Octavo (6" x 4"). Contemporary paneled pigskin with elaborate blind tooling, large gilt-stamped (but oxidized) arms to center of front board, raised bands and later hand-lettered shelf number and paper title label to spine, bronze clasps. Light soiling and a few minor stains, negligible rubbing to extremities, minor worming to pastedowns and preliminaries. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining to lower quarter of text block, internally clean. * First edition. This is a comprehensive treatise on criminal law by a canon lawyer and Franciscan monk. We do not know much about him, but his book seems to have been well-received. It went through two more editions in 1617 and 1621. All are rare. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition, none in North America. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. This edition not in Ferreira-Ibarra.
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2013-07-29 13:55:37
Linschoten, Jan Huygen van; Philip III, King of Spain
A rare translation by Linschoten, referring to the expulsion of Moors from Spain by using whatever means necessary. 1609. Meyn. Enkhuizen, J. Lenaertsz. In 4to (190 mm x 142 mm). 6 pp. Modern boards. A very good copy, only scattered foxing. Van Linschoten's translation of King Philip III of Spain's proclamation ordering the Duke of Lerma to expel the Moors from Spain, a decision that would ultimately contribute to the decline of Spain's power, and of considerable importance to the Dutch, as the 12 Year's Truce turned their military contest with Spain into an economic one. It opens with the opinion of religious advisors and explaining the Moors alleged dealings with the enemies of the crown. The imprint continues with the King?s order itself, which gives the Duque de Lerma and his officers free reign to carry out the expulsion by whatever means they see fit, to confiscate lands and goods, and to set an example for all sympathetic to the Moors. The Moriscos were Spanish Moors who had converted to Christianity, but were never assimilated into the Spanish communities. Tiele, Pamfletten, 790.
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2013-07-21 10:11:06
Lodewijcksz, Willem: Neck, Jacob Cornelissoon van:
Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609.. Two volumes bound in one. Described in greater detail below. Folio. Contemporary paper-covered boards, rebacked in calf, leather label. From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, with engraved 1860 bookplate on front pastedown and blind pressure stamp on first two printed leaves of first title. Two highly important Dutch voyages, both in their second French editions and bound together as issued in 1609. These two voyages represent the initial Dutch exploration and expansion to the East Indies, a significant element in a global commercial enterprise which was to develop throughout the 17th century. The two foundation accounts in the present volume, originally issued together by the Amsterdam printer, Cornille Nicolas, include: 1) [Lodewijcksz, Willem]: PREMIER LIVRE DE L'HISTOIRE DE LA NAVIGATION AUX INDES ORIENTALES, PAR LES HOLLANDOIS.... Amsterdam: Cornille Nicolas, 1609. 53 leaves. Titlepage with engraved map, forty-five in-text engravings (including three maps), seventeen in-text woodcut illustrations, and one plate on separate leaf following printed text. Moderate soiling on titlepage, slight edge wear to first few leaves. Second French edition, following the first French edition of 1598. Lodewijcksz gives an account of the first Dutch expedition to the East Indies under Cornelius Houtman, from 1595 to 1597. The information collected by Houtman on the spice trade convinced the Dutch they could compete with Portugal's monopoly in the East Indies, and his narrative served to initiate the explosion of Dutch trading at the tu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-20 10:37:56
MERCATOR, M./ HONDIUS, J.
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2013-07-18 02:02:33
Linton, Anthony:
London: Felix Kyngston, 1609.. [2],44pp. Small quarto. Contemporary vellum. Vellum a bit soiled and wrinkled. Front fly leaf torn with loss of lower edge, rear fly leaf torn in lower outer corner. Titlepage torn in lower outer corner, not affecting text. Faint marginal dampstaining. Very good. In a folding half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. The Sir Thomas Phillipps copy, with his shelf mark on the inner front cover. A rare and important early navigational work and Americanum, with a discussion of Drake, Gilbert, "Sir Thomas Candish" (i.e. Cavendish), and other navigators who came to America. Linton was chaplain to Charles, Lord Howard of Effingham, who served as High Admiral from 1585 to 1618, and he pays special attention to the travels of English explorers. Linton himself had just returned from a voyage to the north of Asia, and notes that he has added "50 or 60 degrees of good discoverie, unto the alreadie known longitude, comprehended between the Westerne coast of America...on the one side, and the Vaygatz, or Ile van Oranges, upon the North of Nova Zemla." "The great part of the book is taken up with instructions how to find the longitude of any place 'without the help of any Eclipse'" - Church. One of the earliest English books dealing with navigation in the Pacific Ocean. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 609/69. CHURCH 343. JCB II, 63. SABIN 41385. STC 15692.
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2013-07-17 20:05:13
MERCATOR, Michael (1565/70-1614)
[Amsterdam: Hondius, 1609-1639]. Copper-engraved map, French text on verso. Roundels at each corner with inset maps of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Hispaniola, the remaining containing the cartouche. 16 1/4 x 22 inches. A fine example of one of the most celebrated maps of the Americas, the only printed map by Gerard Mercator's grandson Michael. Made by Gerard's grandson Michael to complete the atlas (Atlantis Pars Altera) begun by Gerard in 1584, this map is noted for its outstanding design and beauty, particularly its symmetrical configuration of circular insets and Mannerist flow of vines, flowers and leaves surrounding the circular map. Largely based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587, this map aptly reflects 16th-century knowledge, theories and suppositions regarding the New World. Naturally, most of this new knowledge was coastal, and configurations of any large areas were greatly hampered by the lack of a sound means of determining longitude. Nevertheless, the collective accomplishment of explorers and mapmakers represented in this map is astounding, showing in a generally correct way the vast extent of the New World. "A few of the most famous theories are still present: a large inland lake in Canada, two of the four islands of the North Pole, a bulge to the west coast of South America and the large southern continent" (Burden). The map appeared in 1595 and 1606 editions of the Atlantis Pars Altera, after which the plate was sold to Jodocus Hondius, who reissued the maps in varying editions through 1639. The present example includes French text on vers … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-17 09:11:49
(Heidelberg), in bibliopolio Commelianiano, 1609. 8:o. 11,(1) s.,12-13,13-33,32-33,26,37,33,39-95 blad,1-240 s. + Epistolae Apollonii Tyanei, Anacharsidis, Euripides, Theanus, aliorúmque ad eosdem. Nunc primùm editæ græcè simul ac latinè. Per Eilhardum Lubinum. (Heidelberg), ex officina Commelianiano, 1601. 8:o. (5),69 blad. Titelsidan med ramverk i träsnitt. Samtida vackert, ngt nött pergamentbd med oxiderad ryggdekor, ramverk och hörnstämplar på pärmarna samt handskriven ryggtitel. Röda snitt. Spår av idag försvunna knytband och frampärmens ytterfals med liten reva i pergamentet och två små maskhål. Inlagan med några småfläckar här och var samt enstaka anteckningar. Med det Rosenbergska bibliotekets graverade exlibris daterat 1609 och pärmexlibris daterat 1608 (!), med Ericus Joh. Appelgrens namnteckning daterad 1651 och Claud. Livins på titelbladet, M. Hultins, Joh. Haqv. Wallmans och Thore Virgins namnteckningar, den sistnämnda daterad 1949, samt en tillskrift till Isak Collijn signerad "Sanmartino". VD17 23:324630Q respektive 23:279997K. Exlibriset stucket av Gilles (Aegidius) Sadeler. Den avslutande pagineringsföljden i det första arbetet, som utgörs av brev tillskrivna Falaris, är här inbunden efter det andra arbetet. Två samlingsutgåvor av antika författares brev som tillhört den böhmiske fursten Peter Vok Ursini von Rosenberg (1539-1611). Rosenbergs stora bibliotek flyttades efter hans död till Prag och togs som krigsbyte av svenskarna 1648. Walde skriver i "Stormaktstidens litterära krigsbyten" att Rosenberg endast lät sätta sitt pärmexlibris på de böcker han sjä … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Mats Rehnström [SE]
2013-07-14 20:28:36
Flavius Josephus
Printed By Humfrey Lownes, for G.Bishop, S.Waterson, and Tho .Adams, London, 1609. Second Edition. Hardcover. No Dust Jacket. First Edition published in 1602. Leather spine over brown cloth boards. Well worn and lightly rubbed marked. There is a 2 inch split at head of spine although the boards are still firmly attached and secure. Internally, the book lacks front end papers and the title page has been remounted. The corner of one page has been repaired with tape and several pages have been poorly opened leaving the extreme edges a little fragile. The last page has been trimmed by less than 1cm without loss of text. Overall the paper has clearly aged with time and is a little darkened with very occasional light foxing and oil/finger marks. & Collation conforms to that of the copy in the British Library -[12], 554, [4], 555-811, [29]p. Page 555 mis-numbered as 522.& "The lamentable and tragicall historie of the wars and utter ruine of the Jewes" Has separate title page dated 1609 but pagination and register are continuous.& The titles of book contained are & 1. A history in twenty books, wherein the antiquity of the Jews is discovered.& 2. Seven books of the Wars of the Jews.& 3. Two books against Appion the Grammarian, in justification of the antiquities of the Jews.& 4. A book as touching the memorable martyrdom of the Machabees.& Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Jewish History; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 16389..
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2013-06-13 10:10:39
LORINI, Buonaiuto (1540-1611). -
Venezia, Rampazetto, 1609.In-folio. Cartonatura rustica antica, recentemente ricucita. Bel ritratto inc. in rame ed oltre 200 silogr. n.t., diverse a p. pagina, alcune anche a doppia pagina. (12), 299 (mal num.303) pp.; qua e là leggermente arrossato, ma esemplare buono, intonso ed assai marginoso. Seconda e ultima edizione del primo corso ordinato di fortificazione (prima ediz.: 1596). Il testo è stato corretto ed ampliato del sesto libro, e nei primi cinque libri ci sono 18 nuovi capitoli e 27 nuove illustrazioni il che ne fece la più interessante opera d'ingegneria militare pubblicata fino ad allora che esercitò un rilevante influsso su diversi trattati successivi. Dopo aver acquisito una notevole esperienza lavorando sia in Italia che all'estero, Lorini divenne primo ingegnere della Repubblica Veneziana, progettando, tra l'altro, la nota ed imponente fortificazione di Palmanova. Gamba 1494. Manzi 105. Marini 40. Cockle 791. Riccardi II, 53. Breman 165 e 163: «Lorini?s work is the first systematic course of instruction in all aspects of military architecture, and the first work to give measured plans in its illustrations». Second and last edition, with the addition of the sixth book and some new chapters and illustrations to the earlier books. With a fine portrait and more than 200 text woodcuts, several full-page and some double-page. Some occasional light toning of the paper, but generally a good and uncut copy, bound in old boards (recently recased).
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Rappaport
2013-06-11 20:18:17
PINEDA, Juan de (1558 - 1637).
Lyon: Lugduni, apud Horatium Cardon, 1609. Gran folio (37,5 cms.); 13 hojas, la última blanca, 587 pp., 34 hojas. Con una esplendida lámina grabada por Leonard Gaultier (1561-1630) que representa a Enrique IV de Francia a caballo sobre paisaje de batalla y un grabado a toda plana que representa una lápida. Magnífica portada grabada con pasajes de la vida de Salomón. Pequeños refuerzos en portada y dos primeras hojas. Encuadernación moderna en media piel y tela sajona. Una de las obras más interesantes del erudito jesuíta sevillano, autor de diecinueve libros impresos y de cuatro manuscritos inéditos, amén del Índice de Libros Prohibidos de 1612 para el Cardenal Sandoval, reeditado en 1632 para el Cardenal Zapata. La presente obra «De Rebus Salomonis Regis» reúne el aparato erudito sobre el mundo antiguo bíblico, no histórico, y el conjunto de sus mitos y leyendas, entre los que ocupan destacadísimo lugar los referentes a «Tubal», patriarca fundador y común orígen de los ibéricos ocidentales, junto con la primera mención de «Tarsis», la Tartessos de la legendaria historiografía española. Para Pineda «Tharsis» hace referencia al «Sur», a la Bética, y «Thubal» a toda la Hispania y sus pobladores. Recoge tambien las opiniones diferentes, entre ellas la de Fray Pedro de Maluenda, Capellán de Carlos V, con estas palabras: «Maluenda refert Thubal ad gentes Aquilonares conterminam Moscovitis, id est, vult esse Iberos, quos apellant Orientales». La obra en su conjunto es el tratado básico de hermenéutica bíblica sobre la vida, reino, sabiduría, riqueza, construcciones reales, caráct … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hesperia Libros
2013-06-08 09:50:33
Lorini Buonaiuto
Venetia, Presso Francesco Rampazetto, 1609. 1609 In folio, cm 35 x 26, pagg. (6), 303 con ritratto dell'Autore finemente inciso su rame da Kilian al verso della sesta carta, vignetta xilografica al frontespizio raffigurante un cannone e portante l'iscrizione "Melius utenti"; capilettera decorati, finalini e numerose xilografie nel testo anche a doppia pagina, raffiguranti piante di fortificazioni, disegni dei particolari architettonici, schemi di attacco e difesa, strumenti di lavoro. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso, tracce degli antichi legacci. Celebre e fondamentale opera sulla fortificazione militare, in cui si spiegano la teoria e la pratica della costruzione di fortezze, le macchine e gli strumenti per fabbricarle. In particolare è "notevole il 5° libro in cui l'Autore espone utili ingegni di pratica meccanica per alzare acque per mulini, per cavafanghi di fiumi e laghi, e per costruir ponti ad uso di guerra". (Cfr. Ricciardi). Seconda edizione, dopo la prima del 1596-97 che comprendeva i primi 5 libri dedicati ai Principi d'Italia e di cui furono stampati un "picciol numero di copie" (Poggiali). Il 6° libro, che ha nuovo frontespizio e dedicatoria a Cosimo de' Medici, fu pubblicato per la prima volta in questa edizione e tratta "della difesa delle fortezze...e dell'ordine del misurare le distanze & levar le Piante, con altri particolari necessari per effettuare quanto s'è proposto". L'opera, per l'organicità e la chiarezza dell'esposizione venne adottato come testo di insegnamento quale: " primo corso ordinato che potesse servire ag … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Biggio Giuseppina
2013-06-07 19:38:11
BOODT, A.
Hanau, Wechsel, 1609. 4to (219 x 170mm). pp. 8, (xii), 294 (recte 284), (16), with two folding tables, 31 woodcuts in the text. Recent vellum. First edition of Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology. Title laid down, 2 leaves with paper repair, with no loss of text. Boodt (ca. 1550-1632) court physician to Rudolf II, 'made the first attempt at a systematic description of minerals, dividing the minerals into great and small, rare and common, hard and soft, combustible and incombustible, transparent and opaque. He uses a scale of hardness expressed in three degrees and notes the crystalline forms of some minerals (triangular, quadratic, and hexangular). He enumerates about 600 minerals that he knows from personal observation, and describes their properties, values, imitations, and medical applications. There are also tables of values of diamonds according to their size and a short description of the polishing of precious stones' (Wlodzimierz Hubicki in DSB). The woodcuts illustrate crystals, gemstones, fossils, and a variety of jewellers' cutting and polishing equipment. Cobres II p. 717; Ward and Carozzi 251; Sinkankas 778.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-07 19:38:11
BOODT, A.
Hanau, Wechsel, 1609. 4to (219 x 170mm). pp. 8, (xii), 294 (recte 284), (16), with two folding tables, 31 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum. First edition of Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology. Boodt (ca. 1550-1632) court physician to Rudolf II, 'made the first attempt at a systematic description of minerals, dividing the minerals into great and small, rare and common, hard and soft, combustible and incombustible, transparent and opaque. He uses a scale of hardness expressed in three degrees and notes the crystalline forms of some minerals (triangular, quadratic, and hexangular). He enumerates about 600 minerals that he knows from personal observation, and describes their properties, values, imitations, and medical applications. There are also tables of values of diamonds according to their size and a short description of the polishing of precious stones' (Wlodzimierz Hubicki in DSB). The woodcuts illustrate crystals, gemstones, fossils, and a variety of jewellers' cutting and polishing equipment. A fine copy. Cobres II p. 717; Ward and Carozzi 251; Sinkankas 778.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk B.V.
2013-06-07 17:15:41
Autori vari
Venetiis, Apud Antonium Pinellum, 1609. 1609 Tre volumi in 4° grande rilegati in due tomi, pagg. (12), 1102, (1); (4), 674, (1); (3), 326, (17), 1 cb con 3 frontespizi in rosso e nero, due dei quali sono riccamente decorati ed incisi su rame; legatura in piena pergamena coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Testo riquadrato su 2 colonne. Questa rara e singolare versione delle Sacre Scritture riporta a fronte le quattro versioni: Vulgata Editione - Translat. ex Hebraeo Sanctis Pagnini- Ttransl. Romana ex Septuag. & Chaldaicae-Paraphrasis - Transl. congesta. Alcune carte abilmente riparate. Una gora ai margini del 2° volume ed alcune pagine brunite. Dorsi con restauri. Nell'insieme buono stato.
Bookseller: Biggio Giuseppina
2013-04-20 10:36:01
Schenck von Grafenberg, Johannes:
Frankfurt, Johann Spiess, 1609. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 517 (recte 511) S. Dunkelgrün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit. Waller 18999. - Hirsch V, 216. - Wellcome I, 5831. - VD17 12:161779L. - Nicht bei Krivatsy. - Von Garrison-M. nicht erwähnte frühe Medizinbibliographie. Garrison erwähnt vier frühere bibliographische Sammlungen. Die Verfasser alphabetisch noch nach ihrem Vornamen klassiert. Der erste Bogen mit der Vorrede und der Widmung verbunden. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Hinterdeckel im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten. Sprache: n.
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein [Bern, Switzerland]
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2013-04-20 10:36:01
Schenck von Grafenberg, Johannes:
Frankfurt, Johann Spiess, 1609. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 517 (recte 511) S. Dunkelgrün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit. Waller 18999. - Hirsch V, 216. - Wellcome I, 5831. - VD17 12:161779L. - Nicht bei Krivatsy. - Von Garrison-M. nicht erwähnte frühe Medizinbibliographie. Garrison erwähnt vier frühere bibliographische Sammlungen. Die Verfasser alphabetisch noch nach ihrem Vornamen klassiert. Der erste Bogen mit der Vorrede und der Widmung verbunden. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Hinterdeckel im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten. N
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein [Bern, Switzerland]
2013-04-20 10:36:01
Tardin, Jean
Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat [CH]
2013-03-30 05:12:01
Crato von Krafftheim, Johann [Johann Krafft]
Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. Lange & Springer [DE]
2013-02-11 22:57:03
Geneva., de la Rouiere., 1609. 37 x 25 cms, (xxvii), 184 + 283 + 84 + 203 pages + (vii), 186, + 203 pages. Fly leaves, Full calf, 17th century, decorated spine. top of spine restaurated. Old owners name; John Taylor. Exlibris ; P.A. Kasteel, gouverneur van de Ned. Antillen. Copy, complete, in good condition. . Old Testament; hebrew, interlinear latin translations. New Testament, Apocryphi; greek, interlinear latin translations. Geneva edition after the Antwerp edition of 1572/1581
Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Rijzende Zon
2013-02-03 19:49:32
Sansovino Francesco.
Cm. 20, cc. (6) 405 (1). Legatura coeva in piena pergamena semirigida con nervi passanti e titoli manoscritti al dorso. Prime carte di guardia posteriori. Una piccola gora chiara ed appena percettibile al margine bianco di varie carte, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Seconda edizione di quest'opera che apparve in originale nel 1582 riscuotendo immediato successo, soprattutto per la chiarezza nell'esposizione. Alcuni storici sostengono che il Sansovino attinse esageratamente da un'opera del letterato bassanese Giuseppe Betussi, tanto da giungere a parlare di plagio.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense
2013-01-31 05:36:03
Flavius Josephus
Printed By Humfrey Lownes, for G.Bishop, S.Waterson, and Tho .Adams, London, 1609. Second Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition published in 1602. Leather spine over brown cloth boards. Well worn and lightly rubbed marked. There is a 2 inch split at head of spine although the boards are still firmly attached and secure. Internally, the book lacks front end papers and the title page has been remounted. The corner of one page has been repaired with tape and several pages have been poorly opened leaving the extreme edges a little fragile. The last page has been trimmed by less than 1cm without loss of text. Overall the paper has clearly aged with time and is a little darkened with very occasional light foxing and oil/finger marks. Collation conforms to that of the copy in the British Library -[12], 554, [4], 555-811, [29]p. Page 555 mis-numbered as 522. "The lamentable and tragicall historie of the wars and utter ruine of the Jewes" Has separate title page dated 1609 but pagination and register are continuous. The titles of book contained are 1. A history in twenty books, wherein the antiquity of the Jews is discovered. 2. Seven books of the Wars of the Jews. 3. Two books against Appion the Grammarian, in justification of the antiquities of the Jews. 4. A book as touching the memorable martyrdom of the Machabees. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Jewish History; Ancient (BC); Inventory No: 16389.
Bookseller: Bygone Books
2013-01-30 03:36:01
Schenck von Grafenberg, Johannes
8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 517 (recte 511) S. Dunkelgrün gefärbter Pergamentband der Zeit. Waller 18999. - Hirsch V, 216. - Wellcome I, 5831. - VD17 12:161779L. - Nicht bei Krivatsy. - Von Garrison-M. nicht erwähnte frühe Medizinbibliographie. Garrison erwähnt vier frühere bibliographische Sammlungen. Die Verfasser alphabetisch noch nach ihrem Vornamen klassiert. Der erste Bogen mit der Vorrede und der Widmung verbunden. - Papier leicht gebräunt. Hinterdeckel im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten.
Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz
2013-01-03 19:21:31
GRAHAME, Simion
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA [Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.]
2013-01-03 19:21:31
GRAHAME, Simion
Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
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2012-12-23 12:01:21
PORTA, Giovanni Battista della.
A very fine copy of "the most comprehensive view of the applications of distillation of the period" (Norman). "This book is as rare as beautiful. Ferguson, speaking of the reimpression (Strassburg, 1609), says that 'the Roman edition is a much finer book.' (Duveen). <br/><br/> "Porta published in 1608 at Rome a work on distillation, its methods, apparatus and applications, which is of interest as giving a more comprehensive view of the application of distillation in the sixteenth century than is found in any other work of the period." (Stillman, The Story of Early Chemistry, pp. 350-51).<br/><br/> "The first and longest, and the most fully illustrated, of the nine books deals with different forms of stills. Porta describes various forms of distilling apparatus for various uses including the preparation of essential oils, on which Forbes says he is a very good authority having had occasion to observe the industry in Naples. Porta was the first to give yeilds from different materials. He also deals with various stills designed to produce different strengths of alcohol, all with air cooled condensers; one still is heated by the sun. In the same spirit as his <i>Physiognomonia</i> and <i>Phytognomonica</i>, in one section he compares the stills and their functions with animals. Hot things require a still with a short thick neck, just as nature has given 'angry and furious creatures' like the bear and the lion short strong necks. After this preliminary treatise on stills, the other 8 books give more specific details of the preparation of perfumes and the distillation of essentia … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books
2012-11-07 22:39:37
KHUNRATH, Heinrich
[Colophon:] Hanau, Wilhelm Antonius, 1609. Folio (300 x 190 mm), pp 60; 222, [2, colophon and blank], with engraved title, engraved portrait of the author, 10 engraved plates, 9 double-page, and two double-page tables; a fine copy, without the usual browning, title just slightly toned, unpressed in contemporary German yapped vellum with ties, titled in ink on spine, blue edges. A fine copy of the first complete edition (the work first appeared in Hamburg in 1595, with only four plates; only three copies, Darmstadt, Basle, and Wisconsin, are known). The Amphitheatrum is ‘one of the most important books in the whole literature of theosophical alchemy and the occult sciences’.(Duveen, The Library, 5th series, 1 p 56). Khunrath ‘believed himself to be an adept of various spiritual traditions of alchemy dominated by the Paracelsian belief in the divine science of medicine as a privilege of the initiated. These efforts would, he claimed, afford eternal wisdom. On 1 February 1625 Khunrath’s Amphitheatrum was condemned by the Sorbonne for its mixture of Christianity and magic’ (DSB). Jan Diricks van Campen signed Khunrath’s portrait included in the volume, and probably also engraved the title page and the rectangular double-page plates. The four circular plates, which first appeared in the 1595 edition, were engraved by Paullus vander Doort of Antwerp. That of the alchemist praying in his laboratory was drawn by Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527–1604). The striking plates, for which this work is most noted, are as follows: 1. Emblematic title, featuring twin obelisks and various alchemi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: WP Watson Antiquarian Books [London, United Kingdom]
2012-10-31 04:00:04
Tardin, Jean
8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 280 S., 11 n.n. Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit. Krivatsy 11700. - Hirsch-H. V, 515. - Interessante medizinische Schrift über den Haarwuchs, Haarausfall und Haarfarbe. Vom Verfasser scheint nur bekannt zu sein, dass er aus Tours (und nicht wie bei Hirsch aus Tournon) stammte und dort als Arzt tätig war. - Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt. Buchblock im Innenfalz gebrochen. - Sehr selten.
Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz
2012-10-27 21:14:06
BOODT, A.
1609. Hanau, Wechsel, 1609. 4to (219 x 170mm). pp. 8, (xii), 294 (recte 284), (16), with two folding tables, 31 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum. First edition of Boodt's fundamental manual on mineralogy and gemmology. Boodt (ca. 1550-1632) court physician to Rudolf II, 'made the first attempt at a systematic description of minerals, dividing the minerals into great and small, rare and common, hard and soft, combustible and incombustible, transparent and opaque. He uses a scale of hardness expressed in three degrees and notes the crystalline forms of some minerals (triangular, quadratic, and hexangular). He enumerates about 600 minerals that he knows from personal observation, and describes their properties, values, imitations, and medical applications. There are also tables of values of diamonds according to their size and a short description of the polishing of precious stones' (Wlodzimierz Hubicki in DSB). The woodcuts illustrate crystals, gemstones, fossils, and a variety of jewellers' cutting and polishing equipment. A fine copy. Cobres II p. 717; Ward and Carozzi 251; Sinkankas 778..
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk
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2012-07-01 14:44:05
[Veer, Gerrit de]:
London: T. Pavier, 1609.. [81] leaves. Titlepage and dedication leaf in excellent facsimile. Small quarto. 19th-century dyed calf, tooled in blind. Some shelfwear. Leaves a bit tanned. Text trimmed close, occasionally touching a running headline or a sidenote. Upper outer corner of final text leaf repaired, tear in lower portion of leaf Q repaired, obscuring a few letters of text. The text was washed when rebound, lightening early manuscript notes. Overall very good, despite the facsimile leaves. The rare first English edition, first printed in Dutch, Latin, and French editions in 1598, of this primary source for early Arctic exploration, a classic collection of three Dutch northern voyages during 1594-97. Veer's narrative of a shipwreck off Nova Zembla and a terrible winter in which a number of the crew froze to death and many others were eaten by polar bears is a remarkable narrative of heroism in exploration. William Barents' narrative, as hair-raising as that of Veer, records his quest for a northeast passage to Asia. Barents (ca. 1550-97), one of the greatest arctic navigators, was accompanied on the first two expeditions by Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, famous for his voyage to the East. During the first voyage of 1594, the coast of Nova Zembla was successfully explored right up to its northernmost point. The second voyage of 1595 proved a failure when pack ice blocked the passage of the ships between the Straits of Vaigatz and the mainland as late as the summer months, the result of an especially harsh arctic winter. The third voyage, of 1596-97, which takes up … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2012-06-29 18:13:02
Tasso Torquato (1544-1595)
Bernardo Giunti & Gio. Battista Ciotti, Venetia, 1609. Copertina allentata perduta la prima bianca Frontespizio incorniciato xilografato 720 con ill.n.t. p. - in-24 p.perg coeva titoli manoscritti al dorso
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare [roma, ROMA, Italy]
2012-06-28 17:28:47
CONTANT, Paul
Poitiers: Anthoine Mesnier, 1609. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to. [19.5 x 13 cm] (12) ff., including engraved title, 99 (1) pp. [verso blank], (2) ff., with 9 full-page plates of specimens and 1 folding, densely engraved floral plate. Bound in contemporary calf, covers slightly abraded, gilt spine in 6 compartments, with title label gilt. Unidentified private collector's stamp on front flyleaf ("Serrant"). Inconsequential even toning, otherwise fresh, genuine copy, with the plates in very good impression. Extremely rare first edition of the first museum book in French, Paul Contant's illustrated account of his collection of curiosities, one of the earliest scientific collections in Europe, and almost certainly the rarest of all museum books. Dedicated to Contant's fellow Huguenot the Duc de Sully (memorialised in museum history by the Louvre pavillion bearing his name), each copy seems to have been assembled to serve as a program for individual visitors, thus accounting for its extraordinary rarity (see below). While taking the form of an extended poem rich in florid language and classical allusions, Contant's inventory also provides precious documentary evidence for the most noteworthy items of this very early collection. Progressing systematically through each specimen, Contant regularly inserts numbers into the poem that point the reader to both an index entry and an illustration. The 43 animal specimens-ranging from a very rotund blowfish to a dog with eight legs and a one-eyed sheep-are depicted on a series of 9 plates, while flora … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.
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2012-06-25 12:20:47
POLYBIUS MEGALOPOLITOS (POLYB, POLYBIUS).
(Paris/ Hanover), Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium & hæredes Iohannis Aubrii, 1609. Folio. Cont. full vellum w. small blindstamped ornamentations on boards. On front-board in gold: "CFF 1648." All edges gilt and blindtoolesd. Title-page in Greek and Latin, in red and black. Printer's device on title-page. Woodcut initials and woodcut vignettes. Good copy, printed in two columns. (2), 47, (11), 1080, (32 -Index), 151 pp. ¶ Greek and Latin text. First edition with variant-title-leaf. Brunet IV:789, Graesse V:394, Dibdin p. 350: "A most excellent edition; the merits of which have been long known to the literary world. The preface, in the opinion of the late Dr. Joseph Warton, "is one of the finest ever written... Some copies of this work bear the subscription "Hanov. 1609: Typis Wechelianis:" but they are excactly the same as the above Parisian edition. Drouart, who was Casaubon's printer at Paris, sent some copies Wechsel, who thought himself entitled to circulate them in Germany with his own name, as printer, in the subscription of the title-page...
Bookseller: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn [DK]
2012-06-23 17:39:48
ARGENSOLA, Bartolomé Leonardo de.
Madrid, Alonso Martin, 1609. Small folio. Engraved allegorical title by P. Perret + [5]f + 411 (misnumbered 407) + [1 blank]p. Woodcut ornaments and decorative initials. Contemporary limp vellum; top of spine repaired; remains of ties. First edition of this classic on Spanish and Portuguese exploits in the East Indies, an important source for the conquest of the Philippines (1564-72) and the Spice Islands under Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, and the early history of trade. It also contains sections on China, Indonesia, and Ceylon, as well as many interesting early references to Japan and the Japanese, largely relating to trade and to Christian missionary work. The numerous American references include the voyage of Sir Francis Drake (pp105-108), Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa’s voyage of exploration to the Straits of Magellan (pp119-131), special mention of Peru, the Patagonian giants, and Columbus. Argensola (1562-1631), royal chaplain and rector of Villahermosa, was commissioned to write this highly praised work by the Council of the Indies on the occasion of the Spanish recapture of the Moluccan islands of Ternate and Tidore in 1606. It is based on primary sources consulted in the archives of the Indies and thus comprises significant historical documentation. The fine engraved title within an architectural border represents an allegory of the Spanish conquest of the Moluccas or Spice Islands: the amazon queen ‘Maluca’ wearing a feathered crown is sitting astride a crocodile, her left hand placed on her sword, her right hand upholding a floral cornucopia, gazing at a rainbow reflecti … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2012-06-23 12:21:43
FELIX LOPE DE VEGA CARPIO
JUAN DE LA CUESTA, MADRID. 1609, 256 pp,19x14, pasta española, muy bien conservado, lomo con adornos y letras doradas, cantos moteados en rojo, contiene pequeñas manchas que van del folio 1 al 10. Pertenece a la Bilbioteca de D. Duarte Pinto Coelho. 256 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: EL ACCIPIES [MADRID, Spain]
2012-06-21 04:18:03
ZACHARIUM, Dionysium. (Zachaire, Denis).
Hall, Erasmus Hynitsz 1609, 155x95mm,63 Bl., Unverschlüsselte , broschiert, Deckel mit einer gedruckten Seite aus einem Buch des siebzehnten oder achtzehnten Jahrhunderts, gebräunt Seiten, Paginieren in Bleistift an der Unterseite der Blätter, moderne Note am Ende des Buches Titelseite. "Ce traité donne, sous la forme symbolique, l'élaboration alchimique de la Pierre philosophale et la Clef du Grand Oeuvre". Caillet, III, 751.
Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis [Switzerland, Russy]
2012-06-20 20:01:57
Edmund Spenser
London - Mathew Lownes, 1609 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extremely rare copy of Spenser's epic poem. This is the first folio edition or second actual edition andthe first publication containing the incomplete seventh book. Printed by H. L. (Humphrey Lownes) for Mathew Lownes. With woodcut vignette titlesfor the first and second parts, printer's devices, initials, decorative head and tail pieces and ornaments throughout. Second part also dated 1609. Please note, pages 345-348, two leaves,are missing otherwise collated complete. Issue points: page 8 is numbered as 10, page 311 labelled as 31. Edmund Spenser (15521599), poet and administrator in Ireland. Spenser's Shepheardes Calender was a popular work and was reprinted in 1581, 1586, 1591, and 1597, demonstrating that Spenser did make an impact as our new poet. Spenser had clearly been working hard on his poetry, even though he had published next to nothing since his initial success with The Shepheardes Calender. The Faerie Queene was a new departure in the history of English poetry, being a combination of Italian romance, classical epic, and native English styles, principally derived from Chaucer. Spenser signalled this by inventing a new stanza (which has come to be known as the Spenserian stanza), a hybrid form adopted from the Scots poetry of James I, rhyme royal, and Italian ottava rima. It contained nine lines, the first eight being pentameters and the last line an alexandrine, and employed the rhyme scheme ababbcbcc. It was accompanied by seventeen dedicatory sonnets to a variety of figures. The poem ha … [Click Below for Full Description]
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